Hello.

Leanne at Chaco Canyon. Photo by Caden GigliottiMy name is Leanne Yanabu, and this is my website.

You may know me from my photography, as a former Peace Corps volunteer, as a Toastmaster, or as an employee of the University of New Mexico.

Although I am a web designer, I also have a real life that I would mostly rather be doing instead of updating my personal site.

Most of the content here was created prior to 1998, when there was no such thing as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social networking webspaces that make it easy to post notes, photos, and thoughts about your life.

What is Real? Fighting Spam, Fake News, and Our Own Fallibility

  • Posted on: 24 July 2017
  • By: lyanabu
My Aunt

Back in December, my dryer broke, so I called a repairman. While he was working on the dryer, I was surprised that the first topic he brought up was fake news and how you couldn’t rely on any source for real news anymore.

I thought, "Whatever happened to chit-chatting about the weather?"

I was hoping to get my machine repaired; I wasn't expecting a discussion about the nature of reality at 8 in the morning with a stranger.

3 Best Board Games for a Party

  • Posted on: 23 July 2017
  • By: lyanabu
Peter and Soyeon Gallo playing Survive

Do you like to play board games? Or are you one of those people who can't stand board games?

I love board games, but I can understand if you hate them. If you grew up in the 60s and 70s, when you think of board games, you probably think of Candyland,  Monopoly, Life, or Risk. And then you remember it being boring and awful, which is why you haven't looked at board games since then.

But just as the computers have evolved in the last thirty years, board games have improved dramatically.

Fire Up Your Summer With Reading

  • Posted on: 9 June 2017
  • By: lyanabu

Fire Up Your Summer With Reading

Doesn’t it feel like summer? Summer actually doesn’t start til the 20th but it’s sunny in Albuquerque and has felt like summer for several weeks now.

What kind of things do you like to do in summer? Go on vacation? Swimming? Play video games?

When I was a kid, I looked forward to summer so much. I can remember sitting in 6th grade class and looking out the door to the California grass bordering the school yard, wanting to escape and for the school year to end.